These homemade skin lightening recipes can help whiten and brighten your complexion using common fruits, vegetables, and nuts found at the grocery store. While homemade recipes are rarely as effective as professional products they do appeal to crafty do it your self types and those who might not be able to afford a professional product. Also with any homemade skin lightening concoction there’s the problem of storage. Most of these recipes won’t store in the refrigerator for more than a couple days. So you have to almost make it every time you use it.
Most homemade lightening recipes will need to be used daily or at least every few days for a few weeks before you’ll notice any difference. They can be used to lighten your complexion as well as to treat dark spots and age spots. As with using any skin lightening product it’s imperative to use a high SPF sun block whenever you’re exposing yourself to the sun.
Just because it’s a homemade recipe made from all natural ingredients don’t think that it can’t be harsh or even burn your skin. Lemons and other fruits contain high amounts of citric acid which can eat through teeth enamel. So use caution, spot test a small area first, if you feel stinging and burning wash it off immediately, if you notice any side effects discontinue using, use these at your own risk.
1. Almond Lemon Facial Mask
Almonds have natural skin whitening properties and so do lemons. Which is why they are often found in homemade skin lightening recipes. Purchase some almond powder or make your own by soaking the almonds for 8-12 hours and grinding your own. Keep the almond powder refrigerated. A couple teaspoons of the powder along with a half teaspoon of lemon juice and an egg white . Apply this to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before showering.
2. Almond Milk Facial Mask
Take two teaspoons of Almond powder and add enough milk to make a paste. Apply for 15-20 minutes before taking a shower or washing it off well.
3. Lemon Honey Mask
Lemon juice is a natural skin lightener and honey can make your skin soft and glowing. One of the most common mistakes with this recipe is people used processed honey commonly found at the store. Acquire some raw honey and feel the difference. The citric acid in the lemon provides a cleansing, exfoliating, and lightening agent while the honey nourishes your skin.
4. Papaya Yogurt Face Mask
Papaya is a great skin care ingredient and has many beneficial properties. It’s rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E, antioxidants. Papaya also contains a natural enzyme known as papain that promotes cell renewal and exfoliation. Yogurt contains zinc, lactic acid, and natural enzymes that are beneficial. Take a piece of papaya and crush it up then add yogurt. Apply to your skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes before washing off.
5. Strawberry Yogurt Facial Mask
Strawberries contain natural AHA or alpha hydroxy acids that are a natural exfoliator. They can help lighten and brighten your skin and remove a tan. In a food processor blend a few strawberries up until they are liquified then add enough yogurt to make a facial mask. Leave on for 20 minutes before washing off.